Uterine cervical metastasis from primary rectal adenocarcinoma on PET/CT and MRI

Amy V. Chudgar, Philipose G. Mulugeta, Anil Chauhan, Jacob G. Dubroff

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FDG avid uterine cervical masses are most commonly due to primary cervical carcinoma; however, history and differential diagnoses are critical when interpreting FDG PET/CT studies. A 51-year-old woman with newly diagnosed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the rectum underwent FDG PET/CT for staging, which revealed the hypermetabolic primary rectal tumor and nodal metastases. Additionally, FDG avid focus in the anterior cervix without a CT correlate was present. Cervical metastasis was suspected, and further evaluation with MRI and histopathologic correlation was recommended, which confirmed cervical metastasis. This case illustrates an unusual case of FDG-avid cervical metastasis from rectal adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-635
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jun 6 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • FDG
  • Metastasis
  • PET
  • Uterine cervix


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